I have a chronic skin condition called rosacea. I used to try to hide it, but I recently learned how to treat it and stop hiding from it.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Galderma Laboratories, L.P., the maker of Mirvaso® Gel. All opinions are my own.
Every single day, I battle with my skin. I have a condition called rosacea. It’s a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that affects 16 million Americans. It doesn’t hurt, but it leaves my cheeks, forehead and chin with a harsh redness that doesn’t go away.
Most mornings, I painstakingly apply layer upon layer of lotions, potions, creams and powders in an attempt to hide the embarrassing redness.
I’m good for the first few hours, but by the afternoon, the makeup fades and the redness reappears and I have to reapply my makeup. It’s so frustrating.
I’ll never forget the day I went out on an errand without going through my normal cover up routine. I was in a hurry and simply forgot to apply my layers of makeup.
I ended up running in to an acquaintance that day. And, his first words to me were, “Wow! What happened to your face?”
I quickly explained that it’s a skin condition and I hurried away. I couldn’t get home fast enough.
I know he didn’t mean it to be an insult, he was genuinely curious. However, those words stung. I was mortified.
From that day forward I vowed to never leave my house without makeup ever again.
While rosacea can’t be cured, the symptoms can be controlled. I recently learned about Mirvaso® (brimonidine) Topical Gel, 0.33%*. It’s the first and only FDA-approved prescription medication for the topical treatment of the facial redness of rosacea that affects 93% of rosacea sufferers.
By using it once a day, Mirvaso Gel works by diminishing the facial redness caused by rosacea which may work for up to 12 hours and can start working in as little as 30 minutes.
I think this product could be a huge help for me. It’s just the treatment I need to eliminate the heavy layers of makeup and concealer I apply every day.
If I decide to try it and make it part of my morning routine, I can confidently leave my house without makeup and not have to answer any more embarrassing questions about my red face.
If you’d like to try Mirvaso® Gel you can get a money saving coupon here.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Galderma Laboratories, L.P., the maker of Mirvaso® Gel.
Important Safety Information
Indication: MIRVASO® (brimonidine) topical gel, 0.33%* is an alpha adrenergic agonist indicated for the topical treatment of persistent (nontransient) facial erythema of rosacea in adults 18 years of age or older. Adverse Events: In clinical trials, the most common adverse reactions (≥1%) included erythema, flushing, skin burning sensation and contact dermatitis. Warnings/Precautions: MIRVASO Gel should be used with caution in patients with depression, cerebral or coronary insufficiency, Raynaud’s phenomenon, orthostatic hypotension, thromboangiitis obliterans, scleroderma, or Sjögren’s syndrome. Alpha-2 adrenergic agents can lower blood pressure. MIRVASO Gel should be used with caution in patients with severe or unstable or uncontrolled cardiovascular disease. Serious adverse reactions following accidental ingestion of MIRVASO Gel by children have been reported. Keep MIRVASO Gel out of reach of children. Not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.
*Each gram of gel contains 5 mg of brimonidine tartrate, equivalent to 3.3 mg of brimonidine free base
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